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Around the UFT | January 3, 2019 >>
It was a day of wonder and thrills, a chance to fist-bump with the mighty Bumble Bee Transformer and dance with the Black Panther. But it was Santa Claus who won the hearts of the 120 children from homeless shelters across the city who lined up to whisper in his ear at the UFT’s annual holiday party, organized with the help of the Coalition for the Homeless, on Dec. 15.
News stories | December 6, 2018 >>
Everybody got into the act at PS 209 in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, when it came to raising money to buy coats and other winter clothing items for the annual UFT Thanksgiving Luncheon for homeless students.
Around the UFT | December 6, 2018 >>
Jackie Herman, the chapter leader at IS 98 in Brooklyn, has volunteered every year at the Thanksgiving Luncheon that the UFT Middle School Division hosts with the Coalition for the Homeless since it was first held five years ago. But the event never ceases to pull at her heartstrings.
News stories | January 4, 2018 >>
With the season's first snowfall dusting the streets, the holidays came early for 150 homeless children who celebrated at the annual holiday party hosted by the UFT and the Coalition for the Homeless on Dec. 9.
Testimony | October 11, 2017 >>
The UFT submitted testimony to the New York City Council Committee on General Welfare and the Committee on Education regarding support for homeless youth.
Feature stories | April 6, 2017 >>
The disparity betwee the student population of public schools and the students in charters has propelled the UFT to fight for charter equity legislation in Albany that requires taxpayer-funded charters to accept and keep comparable numbers of high-needs students as district public schools.
Vperspective | January 5, 2017 >>
With homelessness at records high in NYC, public school educators are finding creative ways to help students in need without making them feel marginalized.